Typhoon IP Phosphorimager

The GE Typhoon IP phosphorimager is taken care of by the MBB Manager, Laboratory Operations. The Typhoon has an associated computer so in order to use the imager, please contact the Manager (details below) to gain access.

User manual (equipment)

User manual (software)


The GE Typhoon IP phosphorimager is a specialized laser scanner that detects, documents, and quantifies radiolabelled proteins (as little as 3 pg) and nucleic acids. A phosphor storage screen is exposed to a radioactive sample, such as a gel or blot, and captures the energy from the emitted radiation. The screen is then imaged by the scanner which exposes the screen to additional light, releasing the captured energy as light in proportion to the amount of radioactivity in the sample. Radioisotopes detected include 3H, 14C, 32P, 35S, among others. Please note that this Typhoon is a phosphorimager only; it does not do fluorescent scans.

Detailed Specs

Please book through MBB Instrument Booking


MBB Department

Training must be obtained from the MBB Manager, Laboratory Operations.


Manager, Laboratory Operations

 (778) 782-4318
E-mail: deidre@sfu.ca